DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
YELLOWSTONE PARK. WYO.
M A Y,
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
YELLOWSTONE PARK, WYO.
June 10, 1919.
National lark Service,
Departnsnt of the Interior,
Washington, D. C.
I have the honor to sub- it my report of conditions
in the park for the month of Uiy, 1919:
The Yellowstone '.latlonal Park was set aside by Act
of Congress Uaroh 1, 1872, (r.ocs. 2474 and 2475, R. B,, 17
Jtat., 32) as a nloasuring-ground for the bonofit and enjoy-
ment of the people, and placed under the control of the L>ec-
rotary of the Intorior, who was authorized to mko such rules
and regulations as ho deom3 noce33ary for the core and main-
tenance of the park. It is situated principally in northwestern
v.yordng, but laps over a little more than two niles into Mont-
ana on the north, and about two miles into Montana and Idaho
on the west. It 3 linonsions are about 62 miles north and
south, and about 54 miles oast and wost, giving an area of
about 3,348 square miles, or 2,142,720 acres. Its altitude
is 6,000 to 11,000 feet.
The park was roverned by civilian superintendents,
assisted by a few scouta, from the time it was sot asi.10 un-
til August 10, 1336, v.'hcn, under authority contained in the
Sundry Civil ,>ct, ap "roved ::arch 3, 1383, at the request of
the Secretary of the Intorior, the secretary o ^tailed
troops of United Jtates Cavalry to orotoct it, the 001,
officer acting as park superintendent ana retorting diroctly
to the Secretary of the Intorior. Troops were withdrawn from
the park on • ctobor 16, 1916, and wero returned on June
1917. By the sundry civil act of July 1, 1913, Congress provid-
ed for a force of civilian rangsrs to protect tho .he
troops were permanently withdrawn and the post of Kort Yoilow-
stono was for- mod on , . act
of Congress which a] propriatod funds for protection of
alao placed the appropriations for maintenance and improve-
ment under tho Secretary of the Interior, instead of under the
Secrotary of ' ar, aa heretofore, and permitted tho combining
of all work under this officio .
The local office of tho U. B« either Bureau, Depart-
ment of Agriculture, iB in charge of Mr. U. .... ; riwton, Observer;
temperature and TTOcipitation rooorda aro also nado by the ran-
gers at several of the otations, for the Weather Bureau.
The United States Department of Juatioo is repre-
sented by Br< John 1 . olilrum. United States Oomrissioner,
■who is authorised to try all violators of park rules, ref-
lations or lawn. I'r. Mel drum nga'been way on leave, since
Park headqu-LTtors for all departments and most of
the concessioners is located at Kamotn hot Springs. 269 miles
of tolephono line connect headquarters with sub-at
hydro-oloctric rower plant furnishes the light for buildings
and pro undo at headquarters. Y.'ater, electric cu rr ont , and
telephone sorvice are furnished other departments of the Govern-
ment in the park by the national Park Service, without
During May the hydro -el ootrio power plant wan run dai-ly from
4:00 p.m. until noon, and was continued during tho afternoon
when any necessity existed for so doine.
oo .-• \yi.
The moan temperature was 46.6, which was .3 below
normal. 'As total precipitation according to the weather
reports was 1.29 inches of water, which ia 0.62 inch leas than
the normal mount for May. Total snowfall for nonth , 5.6 in-
A copy of the Monthly Meteorological Heport is inclosed
Br, (ieoreo I. Goodwin, Sivll ingineer, national Park
Sorvice, whoso headquarters are in Tellowatone, loft for Glacier
Park and thence to the Pttifla Ooast on May 22nd, and he ia still
-. Chas. P. j'unchard, T.andsc ineor, arrived
May 26th for otation.
The fol lowing- namod regular employees wore carried on
the payrolls during; the month of May:
1 Chief Clerk (Acting Superintendent)
1 Pm '3Ci.al ;>isburoing Agent
Clor >5th to 31st, inclusive
1 Assistant Kngiaew
Assistant Engineer, May 15th to 31st, inclusive
1 IslagTfltffa nporator, Llay 21st to L'l3t, inclusive
4 Assistant Chief Rangers
irst-class Parte dangers
1 First-class Parte P.angor, May 24th to r'lst, inclusive
15 Park ^an
nr, May 1st to 17th, inclusive
2 x'olephone 'witch board Operators
1 Foreman, Itay 5th to 31st, inclusive
1 atchman, May 1st to 24th, inclusivo.
In addition to theso, ono assistant electrician waB
employed, tanporarily, to assist in opo
pending certification of eligibloo for appointment by the
Civil service Cornniscion; and several carpeni • , lemen,
chauffours, etc., were employed for temporary service to keep
up the work of construction and maintenance 1 j*tors.
'. e have cooperated with the Labor in finding
employment for ilaoharged soldiers, but the fact that less have
been sent hero than asKed for indicates that there is plonty
of work for those anxious for it, in this part of the country.
PtNt-olaw »r 'eter Lffaoa was married to
jung lady from Bo soman, Montana, on May 2bth.
.laslatant Chief Ranger Jane ,o (Aoti:
;er! lirocted tho woik of the rancor force. Ho also made
tripo of Inspection and patrols by taotoroyolo to .Joda i'.utte,
Tower i-'alls, 3uf .' sor Baoln, Yellowstone,
•lyon, and tho Lake. He had c'-arco of the moving
of tho autonobllo OS jt Dpringa, and tho remain-
der of the tlno lie waa on duty at the Chief nangor'o offloo.
Abs i at ant Jhiof Hanger Janea 1 . Brooks waa In charge
of tho southern Motion of the park. Ho ; atrollod from Sylvan
DB via the oast and aouth boundary to BB or
Ion, and thenco to iochlor '.livor : tation. 'iho last ten daya
of the month he waa engaged in haul lag supplies and repairing
buildings at Bochlor station.
uotant >J! iof .'.onror Char las • th woo on duty
in the Chief R ffico for tho first ten days of tho month.
He made notorcyclo patrole to juffulo .'am and Vowor Falls. «ur-
ing the balance of tho month ho worked with the orew tearing
down tfcr> Blag now auto camp, repairing buf-
falo corral fynco, ami haul inn wood.
Assistant Chief Hangor Harry Vrisohman worked at head-
quarters during tho ontire month hauling wood for the new auto
oamp, tearing down tho old auto oanp. repairing the buffalo cor-
ral fonoo, and cl° rternaotor corral.
Ho m.ade patrols to Gardiner twico Jurinc tho month.
'ir3t-ol->.o-> . . .combe waa in obargo
of the buffalo farm. Ho ror.orto cow hord I condition.
'IT-iore wore 62 calves up to lay 23rd. ^ne 3- year-old bull waa
cratod and shipped to the Stake of Wyoming on May ^3rd.
Fir3t-ol-.u3s 'ark 'tanger ;'etor T.awson wa3 in oharge
of Gallatin district. I'is 'atrols oxtondod south to Grayling
Creek and oast to . Mjrtsnan's l.ato.
-st-clan. . ound was In char
of Gardiner ."tation. iporta 251 r b Itora. He
rendered much assistance in unloading HI explosive
/irst-class Parte Hangar Bol isdora was in ohariTO
of Lake station. He mono throe trills to Jylvan Pass station
whore he waa cutting next winter's wood, and from where he
trollod to Jones Crook and Crow Cro
- nrk Ranger ford - urdy was in oharge of liiverside
station. He roports 28 rogi3tored visitoro. Ho made 12 patrols
to west boundary lino, 3 to Grayling Cabin, 1 to Gallatin, 1
to Unpor Basin, nnl 1 to Mammoth. Ho built a cabin on llaplo
Creek, one mile east of the nark lino, on the north bank of
stroarc. Ko also reports that the Taylor fork Cattio Conpany
drove 625 head of cattle from Grayling Creok to Gallatin ontranoe
on the 21st and 22nd, under special permit.
iness was in oharge of Bechler
station. He nade two trips to the southwest corner of the park
and vioinity, one trip to head of ""(ock Cr«o',; via southwest cor-
ner, one trip to south boundary via Wyoming Creok and tone ca-
bin, one trip to boundary Greek via Fall River and techier U-
ver, and one trip to Ashton, total 103 niloB covered. Ho also
cloanod up around station and built a root cei:
!k Ranger J. •■ ;Jlino was In ch- ver
station. He patrolled fron station to Thumb, Koran,
Arizona Cabin, and to the oil ford on - ar.
-r . . Bushman was engaged in cutting .
and improving and cleaning up florrla Rangor station, tirlng
two pits "or toilota noar ctatlon, and ropairing telophone
line. He patrolled during the month to Canyon, Lake, or
Basin, and headquarters.
Park Ranger Urn ' n waa in charge of :'.oda Butte
Xlon. Ho patrollod the Cooke roa.l to Tower falls and to
the 53-ralle post on the east boundary, : ebblo Oreo* to "l-nilo
■•ost on north boundary, up Lamar Hiver to Cache Creok, Cooke
road to -evil* 3 oil, jrbithoater Creok to the Thtmderer r.oun-
tain, to ■■Mta Hot 'Springs M .ior, and up Lamar ".iver
to 28-mlle post on oast boundary line. Ba was on patrols 217
hours, and covered 464 niloa.
I'irat-claas i J ark Ranger Court !• Kjwing patrolled
to Crevice station, Tov;er falls station, Soda, Botta station.
Specimen Ridge, in the vicinity of oia Julte station; and
hauled hay from Yancey's to Tower falls. Ho worked five I
at headquarters with cleanin~-ur crew, then getting roady to
novo, and moving, to the fountain . tation, where he will be in
charge for the tourist season.
Par • Joseph was stationed In the Gal-
latin district. Ho patrolled up the "portonan's Lako 7rail ,,
as far as he could go on horoo, up . to Grayling
Cabin. Re reports tho Boundary -r,il In Rood condition, but the
oaman*3 T.ake .'rail lo in bad ahapo.
Janos ... •■upuis was in oharpe of Crevice
station. :e oovoral patrols to Gardiner, and up Crevice
Creole to its nouth; spent three days cutting wood; and rioved
from Crovico station to headquartors where he workod until the
:*0th with the crew -.he
Parti Rane«T iliimn . urdue was stationed in the southern
district, i-'rom the 1st to the loth he was engaged in cutting
wood; the 11th, 12th, and irth in naklnf- a trip to ;:oran for nail
and supplies; the 14th to 20th cutting wood; the 2lst to ."Oth
building fence and irrigation ditch. a the "1st ho .itartod
Parle Ranger James Russell was stationed at Bochler
Hivor station. - iled up Bou
Maaillal ll *eak ( ?all F.lvor, south ooundary and wost boundary,
covering about 7 Puring the last part of tho month ho
worked on root houso >oul cutting wood.
Park Rnngor Fred J. '.'ownsend nade fourteen patrols from
Riverside station I litio. He was cr/-ared in
cleaning arjund station on the 2nd, 9th, nth. <a-
trolding to Fountain station on tho 4th and 25th, to Gardiner
and return on tho 6th and 7th; : ' rig two toilet holes on
tho 22nd, oaclc of the Yeilowato: ion; In patrol-
ling to Grayling Cabir on tho 11th and 27th,
to Gallatin and roturn on the "1st, and to on the
30th. lie worked on Llaple Crook Cabin a . 12th, 14th,
15th, 16th, 23rd, and 31st.
.mnor 771111a >-c:.'de patrols
to Corwin Uprings, ;JoXa lo Fain, rholps Creek, Can-
yon, and several to Gardiner. Be nade and fixed stove pipe and
7'c.tor pipe for different stations, arrar.f^cd a shop for notorcyclos,
and repaired motorcycles.
:~er door ■ . ustnan patrolled from hoadquar-
tors to Beaver Lake Cabin, ..orris. Canyon, and the Lake by i
orcyolo. Vhe balance of the tho month ho was on duty at the
Chief Bangor's office as clork.
tyrnond G. Little began work
on Hay ;Mth. Ko helped loadfbuff alo on train, helped to repair
fonoe around buffalo corral, to tear down old corral,
ready to move to tho Lake station whero he will bo stationed.
"anger Cheater 3. Xelloy patrolled from 'Jower
Palls Station to Goo do Crook, Ox Bow and Slk Crooks. His resig-
nation took effect on tho 17th.
.igor K, L. -icLaughlin was stationed in the Gar-
•iiner district. itrols extended from station west to Roose
Crook and oast to Buffalo Plat3.
i'ark Bangs* Lourenoe ^azzanovioh was at Lake "tation.
Re made patroln u dirooted by Asst. Chief Hanger Brooks, and
nad up around station.
Park Rangor Roy I. Frailer ni stationed at Crevice
Station. He worked on cutting wood for five days at tho station.
He patrolled fron headquarters to buf;"-ilo farm twice during tho
month, worked around headquartors for soveral lays, novod to
rover Falls station fron whero he patrolled to ?ower Oreok,
Yancey's, to liana tl prlnga, up Yellowstone River 11 miles,
and up to tho park 11/ ,
Otter permanent employees were on duty at headquar-
ters, maint ifflea and storehouse, shops, tolophonc linoo,
power plant, taildio -mr gyateno, etc.; and
others were engaged in enginooring sad improvement work: re-
buildings at headquarters, construction, etc., under
tho direction of Civil engineer Goodwin.
Leavos of a'us'-"-ioo: The following leaves of absence
were granted during the nonth of ilay, 1919:
Clerk Jacob P. Bower, '-'.ay 5th to 11th, inclusive,
foreman Bort .'.. Stinnett, lay 14th to 26th, inclusive,
o intments: Vila followinr appointments bec3ao
affective during the nonth:
George f. Dustman, i'ark Ranger, ,1200 per annum, ef-
fective liay 1st.
Ralph L. Shults, Telephone Dwitohboard Operator,
$900 per annum, effective May 12th, by change from temporary
Hies Hellle Roach, telephone Switchboard Operator,
$900 per annum, effective Kay 12th, by ohange from temporary
Robert L. Piltaer, Assistant Enginoer, $1500 per
annum, effective Hay 15th.
Hathan K. Sandel, Telegraph Operator, §1200 per
annum, effective May 21st.
Clarence 0. Lauer, Clerk, $1440 par annum, effec-
tive May 26th.
Raymond G. Little, First-class Park Ranger, $1200
per amum, effective Ilay 24th.
Reslraationat Park Ranger Cheater B. Xelley, tem-
rorary, resigned, effective at the close of Hay 17th.
Leaves without pay; By authority, your office,
iated June 4th, leave without pay from May 1st to September
15, 1919, inclusive, was granted to First-class Park Ranger
Vacancies: The following vacancies existed in our
regular force at the close of May, 1919s
1 Chief Ranger
5 Park Rangers
1 Assistant Slectrioian
1 Assistant Buffalo Keeper.
Arrangements are being made with the Civil Service
Commission to mate permanent appointments to several positions
now filled by temporary employees.
Purchase of War Savings Stamps; Durl ng May employees
of this office ourc based v/ar Savings Stamps to the amount of
The Taylor Fork Cattle Company of Grayling, Montana,
was permitted to take 625 head of cattle through the park over
the County road to Gallatin Valley May 21st and 22nd, and 600
milk oows with col too on Juno 4th to oth.
The gracing for wild animals was firet-olass, but the
rang* Is now beginning to dry up, due to lack of rain, and lack
Of snow In tho mountains.
Do forast fires occurred during the month.
Fishing was goo d In many streams and was enjoyed by
employees, residents of the park and vicinity, and the few
tourists who c una In who had the time to fish.
Mr. T/, T. Thompson, Superintendent of the U. S. Fish
Hatohery at i>oseman, Montana, brought In his party of assistants
on May 28th, and took them to the Yellowstone Lake to begin stea-
mer operations gathering end eyeing eggs of the blaokenotted
trout for distribution. He also sent a small outfit under oharge
of one assistant to the small lake near Soda Sutte Station, in
the northwest corner of the perk, to collect as many eggs as
Ur. Thompson furnished ."50,000 Eastern brook trout fry
from the 3o semen hatchery, which arrived on May 29th, and were
planted under our supervision in Glen Crook and Lava Creek.
M1IHTEJUHCB AND IUPK07O0JNT.
ork accomplished in the way of improvements and
construction, under direction of Civil Engineer Ooodwln, during
the month of May was approximately as follows:
(This data cannot be procured until a few days later,
but will be transmitted to be inserted here as ooon as possible.)
Daring the month the mechanics were engaged in over-
hauling and making repairs to auto truolcs and road machinery.
Sons machinery was installed in the new garage and shop, ■■aid the
work of wiring for lights and motors in the shop was carried on.
The throe mess wagons whioh were being constituted for use in
the pwk were finished, and the work started on two auto truck
The crew whioh for the past month has boen engaged
la gravel surfacing the new road around the Gardiner slide
oompleted that work the latter part of the month, and was
tr";nsf erred to other work out in the park.
Three crews consisting of about 12 man and 5 teams
each were organised and started out on road repair and mainten-
ance work in the^park. The first crew started from ilanaoth
May 22nd and wo red from that point to the Canyon and Lake Junc-
tion. The second crew, which left Mammoth Hay 27th, will work
from Madison Junction to the oast entrance. The third crow,
whioh left i'anraoth on the ;:9th Inst., will work from Sorris
to the west entrance.
General office and engineering worfc was carried on,
also the inspection and oversight of the contract work being
done on the road in the Gardiner Canyon. The contractors.
Gibbons and Reed Company, carried on work under their contract
approved November 4, 1918, for the construction of a road
through the Gardner Canyon. About 12 teams and 30 men were
engaged on this work until May 16th, at which time tho job was
oompleted. The quantities allotted in the estimates for the
month, *hioh are the final ones, consisted of 1,724 ou. yds.
olass 1 excavation, 1,166 cu. yds. class 2 excavation, 2,249
ou. yds. class 3 excavation, 13.26 cu. yds. reinforced concrete
in culverts, 13.31 ou. yds. reinforced concrete and revetment
walls, and 170 lineal feet of 24-inoh oulvert pipe installed.
The office engineering work for the month consisted
principally of work Incidental to the oarrying on of the Gibbons
and Heed contract. An estimate of the steol required in the
proposed under-pass concrete bridge near :ylvan Pass was also
The field at the northern entrance was plowed up, har-
rowed, and is being sowed to oats and grass seed, for raising
hay. Two teams and drivers are also being employed at the Buf-
falo Farm, where about 100 acres of land is being harrowed and
seeded to oats to be used for hay for the buffalo.
Much work in the way of policing and improvements
was done by the ranger force during the month. This work con-
sisted in building a snowahoe cabin on Maple Creek, by Rangers
. J urdy and Townsend of Riverside District, general policing up
at the stations throughout the park, and at headquarters the ran-
gers repaired the fence around the large pasture that confines
the tame show herd of buffalo, and started and made good progress
on the work of repairing the old quartermaster stables and sheds
for use as a public automobile oaap.
Improvements bff conoesol oners; The Tel lowo tone Park
Hotel Company had a few employees in the park making early pre-
parations for the tourist season.
The Yellowstone Park Transportation Company had a num-
ber of mechanics at work throughout the month, overhauling its
motor cars and hauling in coal and other supplies for the Hotel
The Yellowstone Park Camping Company employed several
carpenters, laborers, etc., and began extensive alterations and
improvements at Mammoth Camp, under the general direction of
Mr. Punohard. Heavier timbers were placed through the center
of the main building to strengthen it, and this incidentally
improved its appearanoe. A large cesspool was built to take
care of the sewage from the camp. The fence designed by Mr.
Punohard was placed so as to shield the service yard from the
beautiful view from the back porch, the driveway east of the
main building was discontinued, and the norte coohere removed.
The lawn was plowed up and cultivated, preparatory to seeding to
grass, and the driveway to the west ontranoe of the caap was laid
out, graded, and graveled; and a gravel walk was constructed
between the driveway and the rows of tents. This work is still
Uesdames A. K. Pryor and Sllaabeth Trisohman returned
to the par'n^rom their winter stay in Los Angeles, on May 4th,
and have been engaged in making slight repairs and improvements
to their premises in preparation for the summer trade.
Sir. C. A. Hamilton began improvements to his store
building at the Upper Basin.
The usual report of monies collected, due, trans-
mitted, etc., together with money orders and check, totaling
£73.40, as called for in the reports on Forms 10-59 and 10-60,
is inclosed. Please acknowledge receipt.
Ho special changes were noted in the natural phen-
omena. The format ion8 at Mammoth and Horrio basins scam to be
a little leas active than usual, which 1b probably due to the
snail amount of surface wator present thia spring.
The ro3de to Upper Benin, west entrance, and Soda
Butte, wore op<m for motor vehicles at the end of April, as pre-
viously reported. Ranger wisdom from Lake Station went to the
•astern entrance on Uay 16th, and reported most of the anow gone
at that tine, except for doop drifts through the pass. To this
date four or five oars hare come through, out they had difficulty
in the pass, and had to pull their oars over about three hundred
feet of doop snow-drifts by hand, on lops cut and laid on top
of the snow for the purpose. The first tv.'o of these oars came
over on June 3rd. A liffrt true* wont to the Canyon without any
trouble on May 19th, and 1 visited the Canyon on Uay 21ot with
■r< Goodwin, and we found tho road dry practically all of the
distance to Canyon and did not have to use chains.
Several crews are in tho field, smoothing up tho roads,
T7Mcb will be open and in fair condition by June 20th, the of-
fioial opening date for the season.
Che ice went out of Tollowotone *,ako on Uay 23rd.
A total of 279 people registered at the park entrances
during the month, of which 251 came in at Gardiner and 2G at
Yellowstone, as ahown by inclose* copy of the Chief Ranger's
report of travel. Sixty-five automobiles entered, mostly
local peoplo an bu3inese or going fishing. Mo charge was made
for entrance tiokota, until June 1st.
Special Visitors: Mr. W. T. Judkins, Game Warden of
the State of Wyoming, visited the park on Uay 20th to 23rd,
and took away with him by express, crated, a 3-yoar-old buffalo
bull from the tame hard, which had boon donated to the 3tate by
Mr. Ai Love and Mr* T'agaer, a friend of his, oalled
on Kay 29th.
Ur. J. W. Parrell, Peleral Kxplosive Inspector for the
State of Montana, called on May 29th and 30th, with Mr. Joseph
bwindlehurst and Mr. Chaster Oha*. of Mvlngston, Montana, and
mode an overnifiht trip to Upper Basin for oighteoeing and flah-
Mr. H. P. Skinner- - ■ arrived Hay 29th for speolal
worfc for the U. S. Blolorlcal Purvey.
the only oomplaint recorded during tho month woe one
by Mr. Thos. 3orrrwrrill9, Secretary of the Chamber of Comeroe
at Oardlner, Kontani, r.vlfl llreotly to you, -vote ■ ting against
the storage of THT explosives in our powder houses about three-
quarters of a mile from Gardiner. This complaint was the cause
of the visit of Mr. ?arroll, mentioned above. Hie report is
probably on file with the "ervloe.
Many wild animals were snen durin? the month of May,
and all wore reported to be in fine condition. Forage for elk,
deer, antelope, etc., was !tt«
^it, x few elk are still seen occasionally outside
of the park on tho north , but r.oat of then have returned to the
poert A few iMT still remain about the prounds at
headqusrtere, and ono or two fasmo have been 3eon.
Buffalo . tamo herd: The tase herd was maintained in
the open, at the buffalo farm. Propagations have been made to
repair the fences around the fields, as mat of the roets have
become rotten and break town frequently, and the wires become
broken and bent. There are now 62 calves in this herd, and
there are wore to come. A fine ?-year-old bull wis shipped to
the State of Wyoming on May 24, 1919, under the direction of
the State Osme Pardon, Mr. f. T. Judicins, who came here for the
purpoee. This shipment was made under authority of your letter
of August 30, 1918. Mr. Julklns reported the arrival In ex-
Antelope; *• -uit elope have practically all gone baok
to the mountains.
Wolves and coyotes; These animals were not much in
evidence during May, and ono were reported killed.
PB0SMC7I01J ASD OAuE OP GAMS.
Ail wild animals wero thoroughly protected by exten-
sive patrols throng out tho month, and thero wore :io evidences
found of any Torching.
aaasn OB) nauffltow op ots law.
Ho arrests woro mado, and no violation of law was
reported daring the month.
Oonsiderablo axtrs policing of grounds in the vicinity
of buildings at headquarters was ton© during the month.
The ease of scarlet fever in the family of Resistant
Kleotrloisn Sweney recovered, and the premises wero thoroughly
disinfected and the family released from quarantine.
Preparations wero carried on as rapidly as possible
during the month towards select ion of temporary rangers for sum-
taer patrols, and arranging for proper ur.iforrat! for them, and for
reorganization of the foroe on a summer basis.
Moving picture shows were hold at headquarters weekly
for the general nnun orient of park employees.
VROl OR J0H£.
Continued mint :n.->.nce and improvement work under the
direction of Civil Bngltieer Ooodwin.
C-enorad police of rrovrads throughout the park, espec-
ially In tho vicinity of the points of interest whero caapers
Maintenance ana repair of buildings, grounds, water
and sewer systems, power plant, and telephone lines.
Special care of wild animals, keeping up patrols for
fires, poachers, etc., repairs to ranger stations, auto cheeking,
motorcycle natrolc nn& regular sutaaer *>ork by the ranger foroe.
Completion of seeding of the fields at the northern
entrance and at the buffalo farm, and watering the fields to
insure a crop of hay.
Mat Titration of tervrxirnry rnwors m& roaGaircaont of
permanent ran,:ers to sinner etatl-no, and Instructing VOffWa
le Burrr»r autiea.
Ofe««t«r a. vininlej,
Ofi,t AotluR Super! nt undent.
June 20, 1919.
National Park Service,
Department of the Interior,
Washington, D. C.
Reference Is made to note on the bottom of page 20
of the monthly report for May.
There la InoloBed herewith sheet outlining the work
done during May on construction and improvements, under the
direction of Mr. Goodwin.
Chester A. lindaley,
AC Acting Superintendent.
1 Incl. in duplicate.